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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy

Luminoso is the fourth book in The Luminara Series by SJ Molloy . This is a ultimate love story that will have your emotions running all over the place at times my heart was breaking for these two. If you haven’t already started this series I would highly recommend reading this whole series in order to get the full understanding of what is going on. I must say this is my favorite yet. Lucca and Lexi are back and Whew what a ride. Their love story is like no others , together they can conquer anything from a dark past to a bright future. Find out what happens next when Lexi’s past comes back with a vengeance and wants revenge. Can Lucca keep her save and protected? I highly recommend this book and I can’t wait for the next book in this series

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Angela Hayes

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

3.5 Stars

 

Luminoso is the fourth book in the Luminara series by S.J Molloy. This story follows on from book three, so it isn’t a standalone. The series/books really need to be read in sequence to fully appreciate the story.
I have been on the fence with this series, having read the first three books as a boxset, I had felt that the story was really drawn out and could have been condensed into one or two books- and after reading this one, I still feel the same way- as this fourth instalment still doesn’t conclude the series, as there are two more books (at least) still to come- so I definitely think that they could have been condensed into a trilogy. The whole thing is very wordy and that frustrated me. But, I have warmed up to Lucca more in this book- but still couldn’t connect with Lexi in the way I would have liked, which was disappointing.
As mentioned in my review for the first three books- some of the dialogue/situations felt forced, somewhat awkward, or stilted- which was still an issue in this book, for me- although it does seem to have improved a bit from the first three books- and I did ‘enjoy’ this book more than the first three.
Crossing my fingers as I head into book #5.

Thank you, S.J. Molloy!

 

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Kerry Baker

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Luminoso by S.J. Molloy is the fourth book in the Luminara series. This is a series that does need to be read in order as it follows the same characters and is a continuation of their story. For me this series just keeps getting better. Which each new book I am pulled further and further into these characters and their story. This really is a book – and series – that has it all.
This book is such a rollercoaster of emotions. It really is a testament to the author that you feel absolutely everything as you read this book. I am fully invested in this story and cannot wait to see where it will go in the future!

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Kerry Carr

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book 4 in the Luminara series and wow what a book. It carries on the story of Lexi and Lucca beautifully. Their story is definately a difficult one to read but at the same time it’s awe inspiring how they have overcome so much to be where they are. The author does an amazing job with such delicate subjects. Always approaching them and writing them with respect and a lot of compassion. You really feel every emotion of the characters which gives you a great connection with this series.

Lucca and Lexi have escaped to Tuscany after the horror that happened at their home. With Michael Parks on the loose and tormenting Lexi, Lucca wants her as far away from there as possible. Lucca is a protector and will stop at nothing to protect Lexi.

Meanwhile Lexi and her mum are still struggling with emotions and feelings from their past and with Michael Parks free this only intensify their fears.

Will Michael find them? Will Lucca be able to protect all that he loves? Will Lexi be defeated by all her demons or will she now feel its time to fight back? And if she does fight back what will the consequences be?

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Jenique Bornman

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Grab your tissues!!! S.J. Molloy is at it again.
I’ve fallen in love with these characters and it feels like I’ve been with them on their journey through all their ups and all their downs.
This is yet again a nail biting, suspenseful installment of the love storie between Lucca (the wear’s his heart on his sleeve, dominant) and Lexi (the broken but Survivor). If you’re looking for a page turner this is it!!!

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Ashley Dover

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Definitely for readers 18+

Lexi and Lucca are back in book 4 of The Luminara Series. Lexi’s half-brother from Australia is back and searching for Lexi and Grace, her mother. He has set his eyes on Alexa Evangeline Robertson because she took something from him, and he wants her to pay.

Back in Tuscany after Michael finds them in the Scottish Highlands, Lexi and Lucca have returned to the farmhouse and have brought Grace. Grace endured years of torment at the hands of her abuser, Simon Parks. Lexi and Grace struggle with their darkness while the tormentor hides somewhere in the UK.

Lucca and Lexi’s life is changing with some amazing news. At this time when her life is in upheaval, Lexi finds being in Tuscany away from her friends is challenging. She has needed them since college to help her keep her light. Lucca desperately tries to keep away the darkness from drowning Lexi. Lexi’s warrior spirit and caring personality help her help Grace through some of the upheavals that come along the way.

Will Michael Parks find Lexi and get his revenge or will the light she is clinging to prevail?

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Jenni Bishop

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Luminoso us the fourth book in The Luminara Series by SJ Molloy will have your emotions all over the place. The dark of the past rears its ugly head again just when things seemed to have settled. There is heartache and a deranged psychopath hellbent on revenge. This is the last book in the series and whilst it grabs at you and you want to keep the lights on there is also some aspects of the story that were a little too wordy for me.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Angela Shirley

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The next chapter of Lucca and Lexi can they survive or will the past catch up with them and ruin their relationship.

Lexi is going through a lot, finding out she is pregnant and trying to hide it for the time being from friends and family but with horrendous morning sickness can she keep up the charade. Lucca as always is the protecting Lexi but can he be there all the time and keep her safe.

This is the fourth book in this series and to be honest if you are coming to this series fresh I would start from the beginning, although you do get more of the backstory within the book you really need to understand this couples journey from the beginning. With that said this story was epic, you understand a lot more of Lexi’s story and the ordeal that this woman went through in her childhood. I also loved the passion that jumps off the page with Lucca and that Lexi is his world and the utter determination that drives him to protect her.

This is a well written fast paced story with wonderful developed characters and a utter joy to read, although there is some dark history coming forward the light definitely out shines the dark. I can’t wait to read more stories by this wonderful author.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Opal Nelson

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It just keeps getting better and better. After reading Luca’s Lust, I anticipated that the ending chain of events would transition to the beginning of Luminoso but alas SJ had other plans. I delighted in the fact that predictability is not an ingredient in this novel. SJ captivates the readers’ attention and leads them towards an emotionally charged rollercoaster of a literary adventure. I was a bit bummed out about the conclusion of Michael’s character (blame it on me feeling vindictive). SJ created a work of art by incorporating a powerful description of the characters and plot of the story, a good balance of tension and release (at one point I almost threw my Kindle in the wall-almost) and a satisfying conclusion (all is right in the land of Lex & Luca). Overall, I would recommend this book- and I’m hoping that there is something in the works for Cameron- I’d love to see his story be told.

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Luce Eterna: Part 1 (The Luminara Series Book 5) by SJ Molloy – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Luce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara SeriesLuce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara Series by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the series I have loved from the first book. I highly suggest reading this series from the beginning to enhance your enjoyment of the story as well as the characters. This story does have some triggers but if you can get past those you will find a truly great story. This author has continued to impress me with her writing skills and attention to details. This is a well written story that has characters that are engaging and brings the story to a new level. In this book we get to see Lucca and Lexi’s continuation of their journey together. I won’t say much more about this as I highly recommend reading this book and this series. The characters are relatable and bring the story to life. This is worth the pick up for sure!

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Heidi Schoolman

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the fourth book in the Luminara Series. This is a Dark Erotica novel and is 678 pages. This story follows Lexi and Lucca. Lexi’s half brother Michael is bound and determined to make Lexi pay for all of sins. Michael skips parole and comes after Lexi. Lucca is bound and determined to keep her and her mother safe. So, he takes them away into hiding. The press leaks a scandal and creates an unnerving stressful situation. Warning – this book does contain sex, language, and violence.

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Luce Eterna: Part 1 (The Luminara Series Book 5) by SJ Molloy

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Luce Eterna: Part 1 (The Luminara Series Book 5) by SJ Molloy
Genre – Romance Suspense, Erotica Suspense, Contemporary Romance
Page Count – 645 pages
Cover Designer – Francessca Wingfield – Francessca Wingfield PR & Design

Luce Eterna: Part 1
Book 5 of The Luminara Series
Lucca and Lexi are back to stop and start your heart.
This is the ultimate love story. The most tragic love story.
In a heart-stopping and explosive two-part conclusion, Lucca and Lexi face every parent’s worst nightmare.
Lexi and Lucca are adjusting to parenthood with premature-born twins after their traumatic birth. With their son requiring a prolonged hospital stay, their pain is far from over.
On the day of little Luciano’s chest x-ray, Lucca and Lexi believe they’ll be able to take the vulnerable twin home from hospital to start family life. Instead, they face excruciating agony and heart-wrenching despair.
The worst trauma any parent should discover.
Chaos erupts. An investigation begins. Lucca and Lexi fall apart.
***
Navigating through this new Hell, Lexi’s protective and maternal instincts are fierce. She will stop at nothing to ensure her babies are safe and unharmed. No longer passive, Lexi takes the reins, proving her courage, strength, and determination.
Lucca, ordinarily proactive and protective, losses control and his mind. Their horrific fate stirs up haunting memories, triggering his PTSD and abandonment issues. While Lexi manages the investigation, campaign, and Osurac industries, all while nursing one of their newborn twins, Lucca collapses in a downward spiral. He bypasses the stages of grief and plants himself straight into acceptance. He believes the other stages are wasting time. Meanwhile, Lexi roots herself in stage one – denial. Mother’s intuition.
Conflict of emotions, their moral dilemma and relationship complexities make Lexi question everything she thought she knew and felt. It tests them to their limits.
Lexi’s never felt as betrayed and abandoned. Lucca’s never felt as helpless and lost.
Lexi knows what she needs to do. Even if it breaks them.
In a final twist of fate, discovering a shocking and crucial secret is Lexi’s undoing but also her reawakening.
***
Is love enough to guide Lucca and Lexi through the toughest challenge they’ll ever experience?
Will she ever be able to trust again?
Will Lucca save himself from ruin?
Can they find their Luce Eterna – eternal light during their darkest time?
You think you’ve read it all… you haven’t.
***
*** This book is of adult content. It contains powerful language, sexual references, violence, and sensitive topics ***

~ AMAZON ~

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SJ Molloy, British Author of ‘The Luminara Series’ was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She currently resides in Scotland with her husband, two daughters, and her puppy, a loving gun dog who is utterly spoiled. Along with writing and publishing romance fiction, SJ is completing her MLitt Creative Writing, Crime Writing and Forensic Investigation postgrad at the University of Dundee.

When she is not writing, reading, studying, enjoying family time or walking her dog, SJ loves all things practical and creative. Dancing, music, cooking, travelling, good food and wine and painting are her favourite past times along with laughter, lots and lots of laughter.

SJ loves reading and writing romance and crime novels, which focus on moral complexities, fractured relationships, and contain a unique voice. She enjoys stories filled with imagination, intricacies, flawed characters, twisted plots, and suspense. Anything to get her thinking. Family saga’s and multi-layered stories are among her favourites. She loves to submerge herself between the pages of heart-stopping, emotional, and atmospheric reads which grip her attention and awaken her senses.

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book. This is the fourth book in this series and I highly suggest reading the previous three books to help your enrichment of the series and the characters. I enjoyed this book just as much if not more than the previous books. I was pulled into the story by the characters. They bring the story to life on each page. Luca and Lexi are back in another fast paced page turner. Lexi’s past has come to her present life and it came crashing. The past is looking for revenge and justice. Will Luca be able to protect them? What will happen when she comes face to face with her past? These characters are strong and just make the story for me. I loved them in the first books and I loved them in this one. Twists and turns and action, what more could you ask for. I highly recommend this book. Find out what happens to Luca and Lexi this time.

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy
Genre: Romance Suspense, Erotica Suspense, Contemporary Romance
Page Count – 645 pages
Cover Designer – Francessca Wingfield – Francessca Wingfield PR & Design
Lucca and Lexi are back to stop and start your heart.
Luminoso
# Book 4 of The Luminara Series.
This is the ultimate love story. This is the most tragic love story.
Heart and soul.
His light.
Our light.
Luminoso.
Lexi’s tormentor and ghost of her past is back—with a vengeance. Michael Parks won’t stop until he lures the pretty little lamb to his merciless slaughter. He’s looking for justice and will show her no mercy in his twisted, brutal plan for revenge.
She can run and play house, but she can’t hide forever. Her fate is sealed, and Michael will ensure she suffers a tragic and horrific death.
Lexi will pay dearly for her sins.
***
When Lucca discovers Lexi’s half-brother has skipped Australian parole and is in Scotland, taunting her and leaving signs, he impulsively takes Lexi and her mum Grace back to Tuscany.
Lucca vows to protect them both, taking extreme measures to ensure their safety while trying hard to provide a stable and positive life for them both.
They break. He breaks.
Between running his successful empire, Osurac Industries, and keeping everyone back home in Scotland safe until Michael has been apprehended, Lucca needs to love his dolcezza like never before—because she’s never needed him more than she does right now.
Recently discovering Lexi’s pregnant only makes Lucca more possessive and attentive, especially as Lexi doesn’t have the easiest pregnancy. He’ll go far and beyond to care for her, worship her, and make her happy. But life won’t be simple. Another unravelling twist in the plot will define their future. Forever.
Life in Lucca’s Tuscan farmhouse will be challenging, testing Lexi, Lucca, and Grace while Michael hides from the police and special forces.
Uncertainty. Paranoia. Unwanted stress.
Not only will their lives be threatened, but their private life will be compromised as the ruthless press digs into Lexi and Grace’s past. After a shocking scandal is leaked, creating a worldwide frenzy, Lucca and Lexi are exposed and under intense scrutiny.
Lucca will do whatever it takes to respect his girl’s privacy and safeguard her heart. Lucca thinks he knows what’s best for Lexi, but a new revelation ignites a fire inside her he can’t control.
Tragedy and a broken heart gives Lexi new strength and a brand-new backbone. She must take the reins. Knowing what she needs to do, and demanding his support, she pushes him to his limits.
In an explosive and heart-stopping turn of events, you will be shocked beyond belief.
Can Lucca keep Lexi safe?
Will she fight and face her demons, or surrender to the darkness once more?
Only Lucca’s lust, love, and light will give her strength, but is it enough?
You think you’ve read it all … you haven’t.
***
*** This book is of adult content. It contains strong language, hot sex, and sensitive topics ***

~ AMAZON ~ AMAZON UK ~

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SJ Molloy, British Author of ‘The Luminara Series’ was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She currently resides in Scotland with her husband, two daughters, and her puppy, a loving gun dog who is utterly spoiled. Along with writing and publishing romance fiction, SJ is completing her MLitt Creative Writing, Crime Writing and Forensic Investigation postgrad at the University of Dundee.

When she is not writing, reading, studying, enjoying family time or walking her dog, SJ loves all things practical and creative. Dancing, music, cooking, travelling, good food and wine and painting are her favourite past times along with laughter, lots and lots of laughter.

SJ loves reading and writing romance and crime novels, which focus on moral complexities, fractured relationships, and contain a unique voice. She enjoys stories filled with imagination, intricacies, flawed characters, twisted plots, and suspense. Anything to get her thinking. Family saga’s and multi-layered stories are among her favourites. She loves to submerge herself between the pages of heart-stopping, emotional, and atmospheric reads which grip her attention and awaken her senses.

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